To Pushkin Museum on the Plate of Rapino

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As promised, VisitAbruzzo.altervista.org has just sent the following email in Russian at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, asking for feedback on the Tabula Rapinensis (Plate of Rapino), probably kept there. Fingers crossed! Dear Curator, I am the blogger of visitabruzzo.altervista.org concerning …

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Saturnino Gatti

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Saturnino Gatti was one the most representative Renaissance painters and sculptors from Abruzzo. He was born near L’Aquila (Pizzoli or San Vittorino) in 1463 and worked mainly in Abruzzo, where most of his production is kept. He was initiated into …

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In the soul the echo of bagpipes, Pescara

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In these days, from 23rd November 2013 to 26th January 2014, the Gabriele D’Annunzio Home Museum in Old Pescara houses the interesting exhibition: “In the soul the echo of bagpipes – D’Annunzio and the shepherds’ tunes”. The history of the …

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Michetti Circle, Francavilla al Mare

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In early 1880, an artistic and cultural association made up of young intellectuals from Abruzzo was created in Francavilla al Mare by Francesco Paolo Michetti. These prominent people met at a former Franciscan convent, which Michetti bought from the Municipality, …

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Plate of Rapino

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In the Grotta del Colle in Rapino, among other precious finds unearthed there, in 1841 also a 15x15cm-bronze plate with clear inscriptions in the Marrucino dialect was brought to light. The German historian Theodor Mommsen transcribed the plate, which was …

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Portal of the Moon

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The Portal of the Moon is the most valuable decoration of the beautiful Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere in Fossacesia. Richly decorated with sculptures in high relief depicting religious scenes and images, it was made at the beginning of …

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